Hoop Houses and Green Houses


October 13, 2022

Upper Left: High tunnel at Sprigs and Sprouts, Palisade, CO. Photo by Mike Heath. Upper Right: High tunnel interior. Photo by Catherine Wissner. Lower Left: Greenhouse. Photo by Mike Heath. Lower Right: Passive heating system built by Don Hollingshead. Photo by Mike Heath

Once the harvest is finished, fall and winter brings our attention to planning for the following year. If your plans include building a hoop house or greenhouse to extend your growing season, this is a good time to at least get the prep work done. Growing vegetables in Wyoming is a constant struggle and frustration at best. At worst it feels impossible at times. At the same time, it's an undertaking well worth the effort. Two of the major factors that make growing vegetables in Wyoming so challenging is our soil and the short growing season. Most vegetables require more time to ripen than w...

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